Prof. Kingsley Moghalu finally joins the presidential race
In what looked like a dramatic turn of event, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu (a renowned economist, author and former Central Bank of Nigeria executive) declared to join the race to Nigeria’s topmost political position. The Professor who just launched his latest book titled B.I.G (Build, Innovate, Grow) in Lagos two days ago made this declaration at the Musa Yar’Adua Conference Center and on his official medium page. He also introduced his campaign website-www.tobuildanation.com but failed to mention on which political platform he is going to contest.
In his speech titled “Declaration of Intention to Contest the 2019 Presidential Election” at the World Press Conference, Musa Yar’Adua Conference Center, Abuja; he declared to offer the country visionary, purposeful, competent leadership to build Nigeria’s future.
“With love for our country and a fierce commitment to a vision of rapid progress for our more than 180 million citizens, and following wide-ranging consultations, I offer myself to serve you as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as from May 29, 2019. I therefore intend to be a candidate in the 2019 presidential election. I seek the opportunity to offer our country visionary, purposeful, competent leadership to build our future.
Nearly 60 years ago, our Founding Fathers Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Ahmadu Bello and Chief Obafemi Awolowo envisioned a great country that would take its pride of place in the world based on the talents of its citizens and a constitutional federation that would ensure justice, equity, and economic productivity.” Read full speech here
We saw this declaration coming but our team was not sure what position he would contesting. However, our iteration still shows that Prof. Kingsley might eventually settle for a VP ticket under a major party (probably a coalition of various movement) for two obvious reasons; he is from the South East and more so that he is yet to declare his political platform.
Details of his campaigns would be brought to you soon in our series.